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  • Obamacare is starting to look a lot better to Senate Republicans.
  • In a Friday morning tweet, President Trump claimed that former FBI Director James Comey's Thursday testimony before the Senate was a "total and complete vindication" of Trump's point of view on the matter.
  • "Quick-thinking police officers" or "police brutality"? A dramatic video out of New Jersey raises questions.
  • Florida cracks down on massage parlors, because immigrants or prostitution or something.
  • Gaming app developer Candy Lab is suing Milwaukee County over a law requiring producers of virtual-reality games to be played in parks to get a state permit.
  • U.K. conservatives were dealt a blow in yesterday's election, prompting Prime Minister Theresa May to announce that the Conservative Party will form an alliance with the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland. "May had called an election three years early in the hope of winning a stronger mandate as Britain prepares for two years of negotiations over its withdrawal from the European Union, but voters did not reward that gamble," notes The New York Times. "Instead, they produced a hung Parliament—one in which no party has an outright majority in the 650-seat House of Commons."

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  • Citizen X - #6||

    Florida cracks down on massage parlors, because immigrants or prostitution or something.

    Buncha cops gotta get beejays. You know, as part of the investigation.

  • Rich||

    "It's an in-depth investigation. We'll probe as hard as we can and follow the facts wherever they lead us."

  • Jerryskids||

    Let's not go off half-cocked, let's see what comes from the investigation.

  • Don't look at me.||

    Investigation sure to have a happy ending.

  • ||

    Hello.

    The people have spoken!

    *People* meaning only progressives and when the result is in their favour.

    Democracy!

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    Beejays for the cops? That's one way to be ah, ah, ah, ah stayin' aliiiiiiiive!

  • AlmightyJB||

    Vice Squad hiring: rapist preferred.

  • some guy||

    Imagine being constantly filled with the implacable dread that someone, somewhere might be enjoying themselves. This would be a mental illness worthy of institutionalization, right?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Those people DO end up in institutions. Just not the kinds of institutions they SHOULD be in.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    "Quick-thinking police officers" or "police brutality?"

    Those are not mutually exclusive prospects.

  • Will4Freedom||

    "Police fired multiple shots during the chase, but no one was hit. "

    Need more range time.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    People would be shocked at how bad police tend to be with hitting their targets.
    NYT article missing targets

  • Jerryskids||

    They came up with that "stomping out the fire" excuse pretty quickly.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Expect to see an increase in incidents of police stomping out perps who just happen to've caught on fire somehow.

  • ||

    Do you believe our freakin luck? The perps on fire!
    [7 cops kick the shit out of perp]
    Dammit, the fires out! Who's got a lighter?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    In a Friday morning tweet, President Trump claimed that former FBI Director James Comey's Thursday testimony before the Senate was a "total and complete vindication"

    Yeah but how many words in that tweet were mispelled?

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    Michelle Obama to Silicon Valley: 'Are you ready to have women at the table?'

    "Girls walk away from tech and science. ... There's something about how this subject is being taught," said Obama. "You guys are smarter than that. You're better than that, let's figure it out."

    "Let the girls play with you," said America's scold.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    "Come on, Poindexters! Fix this pretend problem!"

  • Don't look at me.||

    No girlz! (Had to use a z, no backwards s)

  • ||

    "....There's something about how this subject is being taught,"

    Jesus Christ.

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    "Let the girls play with your boys," she said.

  • Red Rocks Baiting n Inciting||

    "You guys are smarter than that. You're better than that, let's figure it out."

    "If we help them think they're good at math and science, will thine maiden faire let me touch a boob?"

  • Rhywun||

    This "problem" didn't exist when I was in HS three decades ago. It doesn't exist now.

  • Troglodyte Rex||

    Citizen Obama up to his old tricks of inventing a problem, demonizing the perceived opponents to said problem, and cajoling them so as to be a hero or something.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    This one is Michelle, not Barry, but yeah.

  • Ron||

    its how the left plays.

    "its your fault now pay me money to help them understand how evil you are"

  • Rebel Scum||

    Girls walk away from tech and science

    Their fault, not mine.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Obamacare is starting to look a lot better to Senate Republicans

    "Gentlemen, we must protect our phony-baloney jobs."

  • Rich||

    "Harrumph!"

  • Will4Freedom||

    If they remove the problem... how can they campaign to remove the problem next election cycle?

  • Zeb||

    I didn't get a "harrumph" from this guy.

  • Will4Freedom||

    * looks around *

    harrumph? Yeah! HARRUMPH, MoFo!

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    Vladimir Putin: I don't have bad days because I'm not a woman

    Vladimir Putin does not have bad days because he is "not a woman", and would rather not shower next to a gay man because he wouldn't want to "provoke him", he has revealed in a documentary by the film-maker Oliver Stone.

    And this is the monster who runs America.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Check out Andrei Dicevich Clayov over there.

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    Grustnyy!

  • Rhywun||

    Russian bogeyman is prompted by American leftist to express pretty typical male opinions - has Derpbook gone apeshit yet?

  • Conchfritters||

    Sex great, links filling

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    PornHub posts Putin critic's video denouncing corruption in Russia after footage was banned following lawsuit brought by billionaire part-owner of Arsenal FC

    The video, titled 'Russian Corrupted Politician F***** Hard' by PornHub, alleges corruption among top Russian officials, including Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, claiming he had used fronts to control luxury assets in Russia and abroad.

    It is deemed 'hardcore' and ranked 'professional' on the site, and mainly features Putin rival Navalny discussing images of yachts and property.

    The brave heroes over at PornHub are now part of the media. :(

  • Citizen X - #6||

    So, you think there'll be PornHub reporters in the White House press pool before 2020 or will we have to wait until Trump's second term?

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    It would be nice to have finally have a few buxom ladies asking the press secretary some questions.

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    You are fake tits, er, news, miss!

  • Rich||

    So, whatever happened to Valerie Jarrett?

  • Conchfritters||

    I think she moved in with the Obamas and now shares a bunk bed with the former President's mother in law.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Bravo has already optioned this scenario for a new reality series.

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    But the Bravo subscription now costs $50,000 a month.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    In a Friday morning tweet, President Trump claimed that former FBI Director James Comey's Thursday testimony before the Senate was a "total and complete vindication" of Trump's point of view on the matter.

    A whole day of self-denial caused him to start tweeting himself in the third person?

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    'Racial Impostor Syndrome': Here Are Your Stories

    It's tricky to nail down exactly what makes someone feel like a "racial impostor." For one Code Switch follower, it's the feeling she gets from whipping out "broken but strangely colloquial Arabic" in front of other Middle Easterners.

    For another — a white-passing, Native American woman — it's being treated like "just another tourist" when she shows up at powwows. And one woman described watching her white, black and Korean-American toddler bump along to the new Kendrick and wondering, "Is this allowed?"

    This is such a depressing segment of our culture.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Sorry, Crusty, but the color of your skin is the most important thing about you. MLK was wrong and unwoke and we all just have to deal with that now.

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    Individualism is dead.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    It's pinin' for the fjords.

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    Don't be so preachy, my fellow Ecru-American.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    You don't know me. I'm actually more of a Fishbelly-American.

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    Well, there are several ways of interpreting that. I am going with "always fights the currents to upstream" and "lies dead and exhausted after mating."

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Huh. Maybe you DO know me.

  • Conchfritters||

    She has a cablanasian toddler, and hasn't glued a pitching wedge in its hands yet?? Thats simply leaving money on the table if you ask me.

  • Zeb||

    And one woman described watching her white, black and Korean-American toddler bump along to the new Kendrick and wondering, "Is this allowed?"

    What?

  • prolefeed||

    It's someone who thinks "cultural appropriation" is something they can't do, except at Halloween.

    Trying too hard to be PC, basically.

  • Zeb||

    If white or semi-white people aren't allowed to dance like black people, there's going to be a lot less dancing.

  • Rhywun||

    Too much NPR has filled these people's heads with mush.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Florida cracks down on massage parlors, because immigrants or prostitution or something.

    Free handies and easy convictions.

  • Conchfritters||

    There are allegations that the police officers were kicking Feliz, and then dragging him into the streets.

    Stop, drop, and roll would simply take too long as the guy was already on fire, so they decided beating the shit out of him would have been quicker.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Instead, they produced a hung Parliament...

    Hey-ohhhhhhhhh!

  • Conchfritters||

    I thought BBC stood for British something something. Boy was I wrong..

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    Stanford lecturer 'stalked his former student's home in San Francisco in the middle of the night while dressed in women's underwear'

    Mark Veregge, would allegedly visit his victim's home in San Francisco, California, in the middle of the night- sometimes in just a bra and heels, but always in women's underwear, CBS San Francisco reports.

    He would then allegedly creep up to his student's car and check to see if it was unlocked, before heading back to his car and driving off.

    The victim's family captured his many alleged visits - which apparently began in 2015 - on their surveillance camera but are confused about why Veregge singled out this classmate.

    How in the frick is that illegal?

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    Because you gotta wear a thong as well, Crusty. I thought they covered this during your last "incident."

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    NSA Leaker Hopes Being 'White And Cute' Will Help Get Her Off The Hook

    "I'm going to play that card being pretty, white and cute, braid my hair and cry and all," Winner told her sister during a phone call from the jailhouse, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Solari said in a court hearing in Atlanta on Thursday.




    The prosecutor said in another jailhouse conversation, Winner told her mother that she wanted her to tell the media that she was afraid for her life. (RELATED: NSA Leaker Is A Bernie Supporter Who 'Resists' Trump)

    "Play up that angle," Winner told her mother, according to Solari.

    Solari also said that FBI agents recovered notebooks in which Winner said she wanted to "blow up the White House" and move to Kurdistan or Nepal.

    She has to do something with all those damn Nepalese coins.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    I'm going to play that card being pretty, white and cute

    Well, she's white, anyway.

  • prolefeed||

    If you like the flat chested butch white trailer trash look, then maybe someone might call her "cute", but I'm not seeing it.

  • ||

    If you like the flat chested butch white trailer trash look, then maybe someone might call her "cute",

    Careful, some us enjoy 'athletic' women with low expectations! However, pie-faced unattractiveness aside, she's too mature/old to pull off any legally blonde bullshit.

  • Red Rocks Baiting n Inciting||

    Her prison mug shot is the most attractive photo of her I've seen.

  • loveconstitution1789||

    That will be the movie poster for "Chained Heat: Secret Leakers".

  • Rhywun||

    Ew

  • loveconstitution1789||

    This chick is just stupid.

    Not knowing that the NSA would not keep track of who prints what. Not paying attention that all jailhouse conversations are recorded. Thinking the leaked documents do anything to hurt Trump while actually helping Trump.

    Thinking that white privilege will get you anywhere.

  • Red Rocks Baiting n Inciting||

    I initially suspected she wanted to get caught, but it's increasingly looking like she mailed it to the Intercept in a fit of menstrual shitlib rage after she found out Comey was fired, and didn't think things through.

  • ||

    "How do you plead?"

    "White"

    "Case dismissed"

  • Domestic Dissident||

    She sounds just like an even more retarded Elizabeth Nolan Brown (hard as that might be to imagine) - the kind of sociopath who falsely accuses you of raping her because she doesn't like your politics or something.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    And Simple Mikey enters the ring flailing! "UUUURRNNGHRUUUUUUUUUUGH," he bellows.

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    -the kind of sociopath who falsely accuses you of raping her spending years being Dave Weigel and secretly commenting on the internet because she he doesn't like your politics or something

    -the kind of sociopath who falsely accuses you of raping her participating in the Seth Rich conspiracy because she he doesn't like your politics or something.

  • Red Rocks Baiting n Inciting||

    Solari also said that FBI agents recovered notebooks in which Winner said she wanted to "blow up the White House" and move to Kurdistan or Nepal.

    Clearly she deserved that TS clearance.

  • Libertarian||

    Way to bury the lede, Reason! According to NPR:

    "The photos on @reezlie are dedicated to Winner's love for CrossFit, yoga, vegetarian food and her pets, with rare references to listening to ***Ron Paul's podcast*** or supporting protesters at Standing Rock fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline."

    http://www.npr.org/sections/th.....f-nsa-leak

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    Winner's love for CrossFit, yoga, vegetarian food and her pets

    Whoa, she's not just white, she's basic af.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    I could smell the pumpkin spice just reading that list of interests.

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    My least favorite Spice Girl.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    "Quick-thinking police officers" or "police brutality?"

    At the end of a high speed chase you need to get your licks in, and any civilian will do. That's not quick thinking so much as SOP.

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    "Quick-thinking police officers" or "police brutality?" A dramatic video out of New Jersey raises questions.

    "Taking swift action isn't always elegant, but this video clearly shows that the officers acted quickly to extinguish the flames, and pull this man out of harm's way," Carmine Disbrow, the union president, said in a statement Wednesday.

    You know, I'd be willing to give this guy the benefit of the doubt, but I'm fairly certain Carmine would defend anything the officers did.

  • Conchfritters||

    The Jersey City Police Officers Benevolent Association

    What part of "benevolent" do you not understand?

  • Rhywun||

    I see the mayor has no qualms about rushing to judgement.

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    Florida cracks down on massage parlors, because immigrants or prostitution or something.

    Publishing their photos is how you keep them on the straightened arrow.

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    Lord Buckethead, Elmo and Mr Fishfinger: a very British election

    Buckethead, a self-described "intergalactic space lord" whose real name is unknown, won 249 votes in the Berkshire contest. It is not the first time Buckethead has stood against a prime minister – a candidate with the same name took on Margaret Thatcher in 1987 and lost with just 131 votes. He also stood against John Major in 1992.

    You must click just for the photos.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    That is delightful. God bless the true British Eccentric.

  • Rhywun||

    I bet it's John Cleese under there.

  • Don't look at me.||

    Russians are at it again.

  • Rhywun||

    Don't mention the Cold War!

  • DJF||

    I would have voted for Lord Buckethead but the small minded British electorial system would not let me due to the mere fact that I am not British!!!!!

    Lord Buckethead is a "intergalactic space lord" so votes from anywhere in the galaxy should have been valid.

  • Jerryskids||

    Incredibly enough, there are actually a number places in the US where minimum-wage workers can afford their own homes. Not so incredible - some people seem to think minimum wage workers should all be able to afford a house.

    Alicia Hamiel, 23, a mother of two children in Philadelphia, earns $7.75 an hour at McDonald's and works 26-38 hours a week, based on what the scheduler allots her. She and her family are currently living in a single room that rents for $400 a month. What kind of country are we living in where a 23-year old single mother of two can't live a comfortable life on minimum wage?

  • Rhywun||

    I had a roommate into my thirties so I could afford to live where I wanted to. These people can go fuck themselves.

  • Zeb||

    What kind of country are we living in where a 23-year old single mother of two can't live a comfortable life on minimum wage?

    A country where most people can find a job if they really want to?

    Why the hell would you expect that a minimum wage job would allow you to support a family of 3? Maybe you shouldn't have two kids if you can't afford to house them.

  • Meh.||

    They also just gloss over how she's only working part-time, which doesn't help her case...

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    The Reductress publishes some Zeb-themed erotica: How To Order A Craft Beer So Cool His Rock-Hard Dick Breaks The Bar

    Ask for the darkest hoppiest beer they have.

    To really get in with the craft crowd, you need to prove that you can drink a beer so dark and bitter that it tastes like old carbonated coffee. Because remember, the worse alcohol tastes, the cooler it is to drink it. So order the darkest beer at the brew pub and watch as your partner's dick gets rock hard under the bar. Add in the word "hoppy" and you'll sound so cool the reclaimed wood bar will be absolutely ruined by his throbbing rock hard dick.
  • Libertarian||

    Has this person ever had a beer before? There's not much overlap between "the darkest beer" and hoppy beer.

  • AlmightyJB||

    There I think their confusing hoppy with bitter. There are bitter dark beers. Just because something has a high IBU, it doesn't mean it's an IPA. So yeah, writer is clueless.

  • Zeb||

    It sounds like it's someone who read a H&R beer argument once and decided that was all they need to know.

  • Zeb||

    My dick does that anyway.

    Dark beers are better with less bitter European style hops anyway. I'm more of a traditionalist when it comes to stouts and porters.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Every beer is better with less bitter hops. Every. Beer.

    This is objective fact.

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    Germans started putting hops in beer because it is a sexual depressant. And it was by a government decree. Real libertarians drink gruit ale.

  • ||

    Germans started putting hops in beer because it is a sexual depressant. And it was by a government decree. Real libertarians drink gruit ale.

    Right, the same way I've been distinctly crafting my meals according to the inverted food pyramid to thwart the government's efforts to dissociate beer from sex and food from obesity.

  • Zeb||

    You make me sad.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    You'll feel better once you start drinking beer that doesn't taste terrible.

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    Zeb's favorite ice cream flavor is hops.

  • Aloysious||

    mmmmmmmmm... beer.

  • BearOdinson||

    I am with you.
    My religion may be Germanic, but my alcohol almost entirely comes from the British Isles.
    Scotch Whisky
    Guinness Stout
    Newcastle Brown Ale

  • Meh.||

    Even though this is satire, in my experience, the best way to make it through a night out with hipster acquaintances is to claim every beer you try either has "too many hops" or "not enough hops". They'll nod along and agree (possibly because they're drunk?), even though it all tastes like dirty sock water anyway.

  • Jerryskids||

    Jazz Shaw is a lying moron who thinks Elizabeth Warren's OTC hearing aid bill is a good thing the GOP was "tricked" (by whom?) into opposing just because it has Warren's name on it. Not that you can go on Amazon and search "hearing amplifiers" and find out hearing aids are already readily available OTC and Warren's bill would bring these cheap hearing aids under tighter (constricting, choking, suffocating) regulation - the exact opposite of what Warren claims to be doing.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Isn't Jazz Shaw that tard with the shitty hat who gets a boner whenever a cop shoots an unarmed kid?

  • Cynical Asshole||

    Today's exhibit in "Progtard leftists can politicize anything:"

    Metallica Brought a Soundtrack for Totalitarian Violence to Denver. Now What?

    In a stadium so vast, the whole thing felt like a rally concocted by Leni Riefenstahl in Triumph of the Will. Being there helped me imagine how thousands gathered after Hitler came to power, wowed by a daddy figure who offered up nothing but charisma, hate and brutality.
    ...
    The band's shock-and-awe style comes off as ideologically muscular, the perfect soundtrack for far-right Republican leadership. Coincidentally, the hyper-manly band last showed up in Denver nine years ago, toward the end of W.'s warmongering presidency, and now, this year, early on in Trump's.

    LO-fucking-L. What a moron. Metallica's music has never been particularly political, thank God, but I suspect that the band member's leanings probably skew more to the left than the right. To the extent that you can read anything into their songs, One and Disposable Heroes can both be interpreted as anit-war. Maybe Don't Tread on Me is the closest thing to a pro-war/ pro-violence song, but I've always interpreted it as being more pro defensive war as opposed to advocating aggression for no reason.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    I highly suspect that the writer of this hit piece is some far left-wing idiot who had never listened to Metallica (or metal in general - hippies hate metal, after all) or been to a concert. When he got there he saw (I'm assuming) a lot of white males ranging in age from young to middle aged, many wearing black t-shirts and blue jeans and looking decidedly "blue collar." In other words, the kinds of people that a leftist dipshit automatically associates with Trump voters and then heard the loud, angry music and heard/ saw what he wanted to hear/ see: angry Nazis and alt-right types getting angry. What a loon.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    Sorry about the self-reply, but i hadn't finished reading the drek:

    Still, when the band broke out "Master of Puppets," tens of thousands of us belted "obey your master." It was pretty creepy.

    Master of Puppets is an anti-drug song. It has nothing to do with nationalism or Nazis or alt-right bullshit. Dude needs to get some non-bunching panties.

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    I thought that song was about how Napster eas going to destroy music.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    After that whole thing i'm pretty sure even Lars Ulrich's mom was like "Christ, son, you're a squirrelly little dick."

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    It was coincidentally the same time when Metallica started to suck.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    Wasn't that also around the same time James Hetfield got sober too?

  • Rhywun||

    This. Their last five or six albums don't exist as far as I am concerned.

  • Don't look at me.||

    You mean right after they got started?

  • Cynical Asshole||

    Hmm... so would Napster be the master, or the puppet?

  • Zeb||

    And never been to a concert either.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    You gotta feel bad for the author, because if Metallica finds out about this piece, James Hetfield will eat him.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    I like how the author seems to believe that Denver is the only city on earth.

  • AlmightyJB||

    Or that the left isn't the totalitarian party.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    I'll somewhat give him a pass on that since Westword is a Denver based magazine bird-cage liner company.

    But seriously, this guy completely missed the point of Metallica specifically and metal music in general. But his throw-away reference to Justin Bieber is perhaps a clue to where his musical tastes actually lie.

  • Red Rocks Baiting n Inciting||

    The whole thing reads as if he said to himself, "Hey, instead of writing a decent concert review that demonstrates an understanding of the band's music and history, I'll use the event as a backdrop to discuss my own personal neuroses!"

  • BearOdinson||

    This was the same reason the New Wave of British Heavy Metal took off in the late 70s-early 80s.

    I would love to take this pansy-ass progtard to an Amon Amarth concert.

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    Metallica's music has never been particularly political

    Even cats dig it!

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

  • Cynical Asshole||

    I'm guessing the server skwirrlz prefer Megadeth.

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    Well we need a pied piper for the squirrelz.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    You show me a cat wearing a hoodie, and i'll show you a cat that is refusing to move until you take the hoodie off of it.

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    No luck with that feline crunk crew, huh.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    Looks like I SF'ed the link:

    http://www.westword.com/music/.....cs-9139054

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    Why do people keep referring to San Francisco when they screw up a link?

  • Zeb||

    SugarFree

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    What's that?

  • Zeb||

    A glib, formerly frequent H&R commenter who was notorious for screwing up links and writing marvelously perverse fiction.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    writing marvelously perverse fiction.

    That's one way to put it. Another way would be "writing soul cleaving erotic slash-fic that would leave you unable to keep solid food down or sleep for days for fear that the mental imagery would infect your dreams, curve your spine, and wake screaming in terror while attempting to claw your eyeballs out."

  • Cynical Asshole||

    See, I can't tell if you're joking or not. Poe's Law looms large.

    I thought you were around when the commenter SugarFree still posted here and fucked up his links so often that people started referring to the act of fucking up a link as "SF'ing" a link, but now I'm not sure.

  • Chipper Morning, Now #1||

    Of course. I was making a joke that SugarFree has been gone for so long that no one remembers him. Of course, the deeper joke there is that no one will ever forget SugarFree, no matter how much mind bleach is used.

  • Aloysious||

    Kyle Harris, Westword's Culture Editor, quit making documentaries and started writing when he realized he could tell hundreds of stories in the same amount of time it takes to make one movie. Before coming to Westword, he worked as the managing editor of The Colorado Independent. He has gardened his front yard to some neighbors' disdain and others' delight, played angry folk music at DIY spaces nationwide, curated a microcinema and written about everything from experimental film and polyamory to political backroom shenanigans and urban gardeners' feuds.

    woke as all fuck

  • Cynical Asshole||

    The could shorten the bio significantly:

    Kyle Harris, Westword's Culture Editor, quit making documentaries and started writing when he realized he could tell hundreds of stories in the same amount of time it takes to make one movie. Before coming to Westword, he worked as the managing editor of The Colorado Independent. He has gardened his front yard to some neighbors' disdain and others' delight, played angry folk music at DIY spaces nationwide, curated a microcinema and written about everything from experimental film and polyamory to political backroom shenanigans and urban gardeners' feuds. is a smug hipster douchebag.
  • Red Rocks Baiting n Inciting||

    "small-souled bugman."

  • BearOdinson||

    I mean these idiots don't even realize they are parodies of their whole world view.
    Outside of their bubbles, no one would take them seriously with a self-description like that.

  • Sevo||

    Moonbeam scorecard:
    "California's greenhouse gas emissions drop, barely"
    [...]
    "Despite a surging economy, California's greenhouse-gas emissions fell in 2014, according to new data from the state.
    But the paltry size of the drop — with emissions down less than 1 percent from the previous year — illustrates just how difficult meeting California's ambitious global warming goals may be."
    http://www.sfchronicle.com/bus.....342038.php

    This is the same guy who, last year, declared California's 'permanent drought' was caused by climate change and we'd better get used to it!
    The guy's a failed Jesuit and has found a post-Mosaic religion and a whole bunch of new sinners to harangue from the pulpit.

  • Rebel Scum||

    Obamacare is starting to look a lot better to Senate Republicans.

    No balls.

  • Red Rocks Baiting n Inciting||

    Pretty easy to be against something when the guy in charge will veto your efforts to actually take it away. It's a lot harder when you actually have to offer a realistic alternative such as, "demand the President enforce the laws against the healthcare industry's monopolistic behavior and rack Medicaid back for the truly poor."

  • 0x90||

    A couple of days ago someone here wrote of May's "safety over human rights" line:

    Duterte has no regard for human rights. May is up for election tomorrow, and will likely memory-hole her statements once it's over.

    I couldn't help being reminded of this, when in her first post-election statement after meeting with the queen, she began by saying:

    I have just been to see Her Majesty the Queen, and I will now form a government – a government that can provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this critical time for our country.

    This government will guide the country through the crucial Brexit talks that begin in just 10 days and deliver on the will of the British people by taking the United Kingdom out of the European Union. It will work to keep our nation safe and secure by delivering the change that I set out following the appalling attacks in Manchester and London – cracking down on the ideology of Islamist extremism and all those who support it. And giving the police and the authorities the powers they need to keep our country safe.

    [...]
  • BearOdinson||

    At least Thatcherites understood economic freedom, and that securing peace from your enemies doesn't entail crushing the freedom of your own people.
    When people claim there is no difference between Republicans and Democrats in the US, I would argue it is even worse in Britain. The only difference might be that their version of Bernie actually now leads Labor. Of course Teresa May might as well be their Hilary Clinton.

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